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Who’s who? – Cesare Borgia

Cesare Borgia is known as one of ideal military captains largely due to favourable opinions attached to him in The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli. However, some point out that ‘he was certainly not a man of genius’ because ‘his success … Continue reading

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Who’s who? – Pope Pius V

Pope Pius V   He was born as Antonio Ghislieri on 17 January 1504, in Bosco Marengo, duchy of Milan.   At his age of fourteen, he joined the Dominican order, in the priory of Voghera and in this occasion, … Continue reading

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